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WYSIWYG Field and More Tag

  • Hello:

    I have a WYSIWYG field which I want to generate an excerpt for that would give the administrator the option of manually entering/placing the more tag, and if no more tag is present display an excerpt of a set word length. I successfully set up code for displaying the excerpt at a set word length (using the apply_filters function), however I am having trouble getting the manually entered more tag to display. How would I go about doing this?

    The issue I am having is even when I have added a read more tag in the WYSIWYG field in the Word Press admin (I can see the <!–more–> in the WYSIWYG in the admin), the more tag doesn’t seem to be returned to the template. If I do a simple test to return the field back to the browser both of the following do not include the more tag:

    $my_field = get_field('my_field');


    $my_field = get_field('my_field');
    $my_field = apply_filters('the_content', $my_field);

    Any idea what I am missing here? Basically I need a way of checking if the content for the field contains a more tag, however since the more tag isn’t being returned I can’t check for it.

    Hope everything above makes sense and thank you in advance for any feedback!

  • Hi John:

    Thanks for getting back to me an sorry I didn’t have a chance to get back to you earlier. I was already using the code you linked to generate the excerpt at a custom word length, found this solution when researching this for another project a couple years ago (thanks for linking to this again, excellent solution).

    What I am still confused about is even when I set a more tag at a specific spot in the text (through the toolbar for the WYSIWYG field), the more tag doesn’t appear to be returned when getting the field contents in with get_field. I thought I might have made a template error in not checking for the more tag, however it doesn’t appear to be there at all. Is there something in the get_field function which is stripping out the more tag?

    No rush on this, please get back to me when you have a chance. Thanks again for your help!

  • What version of ACF are you using?

  • I am having the same problem, and I’m using the most recent version of ACF.

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